McIlroy Recovering, Ready to Dominate Again
Rory McIlroy has dominated the world of golf for recent years, and by some standards 2015 was a down year for the golfing Irishman. He got an ankle injury while playing football with friend in July, which kept him from defending or winning major titles. However he still managed four wins even if none of them were majors. The injury plagued year has given McIlroy time to reflect, and he has used to year to regain his focus.
He fell to third in the world rankings, but is ready to again dominate the golfing world. The setback was hard perhaps, but he said he has learned from the incident. Even an injury won’t scare too many off who like betting on golf.
McIlroy is wearing a protective boot as he continues to heal after tearing a ligament in his ankle. Soon he will be back and plans to continue his domination of the sport. He said he believes now is his time to regain dominance, and he believes he can do so over the next 10 to 15 years.
He played very well at the close of the European season, and he was shooting rounds in the mid-60s.
Still he has seen two other players surpass him in the rankings. He believes a more consistent and stronger work ethic will allow him to return to the top, and he plans to stay there.
He recently won at Dubai in convincing fashion, and that could propel him to even greater heights in the coming year. Still, he is not obsessing over the two ahead of him. He said he was not trying to get their attention, but trying to just play his best. He said his goals have nothing to do with Jordan Spieth or Jason Day, the two who have passed him in the rankings.
His next action on the European Tour will be in the Middle East at the Abu Dhabi championship. Until then he will continue conditioning work, and continue to heal his injured ankle.
Also in 2016 golf returns to the Olympics, and he may well be there. He will have a busy year, with the PGA leading up to the Olympics. From there the PGA tour playoffs and the Ryder Cup will be on the horizon.
McIlroy plans to be at the top of his game for 2016 and should return to the top of the rankings as he gets back to his usual form. Betting on golf, that he will be able to dominate the game as few have over the years.
McIlroy was ranked No. 1 for 95 weeks before his injury. He has won four major titles, and won the 2011 U.S. open with a record score. He was the first European to win three majors, and is one of three people to have accomplished that feat by age 25.